This post is more specifically about the little ways hubby can be annoying.
Few days ago I went to the video store to rent Pride and Prejudice. I took Ziad with me and of course he has to rent a video too. He chose Dr. Seuss’s Green eggs and ham. Does anyone see anything wrong with the movie title??
HAM!!! He had a problem with the word HAM! Sometimes for such a smart and open-minded man, hubby really surprises me.
Seriously to all the Muslim readers, do you have a problem with a video that mentions the word ham??
This is not the first time this issue about pigs came up. Whenever I get the kids books about farm animals, he starts with the sho hada, leesh jaybi hada lektab feyo sowar khanzeer?
For a while when he was younger, Ziad was very much into Pooh bear, so his room was decorated with pooh bear and friends items. He had huge stickers on the wall, and of course there were few with piglet on them. Piglet does not even look like a pig; he actually demanded I take them down. That did not happen of course, because that was a very silly request and eventually he forgot about them. I think it was one of his I just got up, and do not have caffeine and tobacco in my system so I will say whatever I want moments.
Ya3ni 3ana jad, this is so annoying! Allah forbad us from eating. He did not ask not to look at the animal and learn about it.
Ziad knows that we are Muslims and therefore we do not eat pork. I explained to him that Allah has asked us not to eat it, because pigs eat garbage and other yucky stuff. So it will make us sick if we eat it. Short and symbol, without the yucky yucky crab hubby was trying to pull. He now knows not to eat pork and to always ask if he is served meat. I do not have to ban picture, movies or anything with pigs to enforce the point.He is so cute; whenever they are giving out sample foods at Costco or Sobeys he always asks them “does this have pork? I cannot eat pork.”
Ya3ni seriously, does hubby think that if our kids watch charlotte’s web they will think yummy this pig looks delicious, I want to eat him?
This is another way of how I am not Arab enough. There is no way a woman who lived in the mideast all her life would allow pictures, movies, books of pigs into her house. Or so he says!
But really if we are going to get be so technical it means that lions, tigers and all the meat eating animals should be banned from our home, because we are forbidden from eating them as well. So why stop at the pig?
I admit, I was raised to be grossed out by pigs; I cannot look at something that has pork without being disgusted. But now I think it was very silly to raise kids hating an animal because we are forbidden from eating it. It is one of Allah’s creatures.